Jul 7, 2017

Osinbajo has power to arrest Saraki, Dogara – Jibrin

Suspended member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has the power to order the arrest of Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara.

Jibrin was reacting to news that the Senate tried unsuccessfully to declare Saraki as Acting President.

In a series of tweets posted on Friday, the lawmaker called on Osinbajo to “send a strong signal that under his watch nobody can push Nigeria towards anarchy.”
He also backed the Acting President’s stance on Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman, Ibrahim Magu and claims it “saved the fight against corruption.

Jibrin wrote: “Ag President Yemi Osinbajo saved the fight against corruption by standing firmly with Magu. We must all support him to sustain the momentum.

“Magu is upright and has shown rare courage in the face of blackmail and intimidation. He must go ahead and continue his job ruthlessly.

“The Ag President must with immediate effect order the arrest and prosecution of some politicians that are making treasonable statements.

“Those promoting such reckless statements must know Ag President has powers to arrest any body be you no. 3, 4 or 10 citizen if found wanting.

“The constitution is explicitly clear and any attempt to subvert it must be dealt with decisively by the Ag President and Commander in Chief.

“While we pray for quick recovery and return of PMB, Ag P must send a strong signal that under his watch nobody can push Nig towards anarchy!”